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May 29, 2013                                                                         Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants



Grants Workshops

The Grants Office has scheduled several Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants training sessions this spring:  

  • June 5 Bemidji Depot, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 6 St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot), Duluth, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 6 Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, 1:00 p.m.
  • June 11 Wayzata Depot, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 20-21 Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Conference at the Pine County History Museum, Askov

Final Reports

If you have an open Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant, check your grant agreement for the end date. Projects must be completed by the date listed in the grant agreement. Final report materials must be uploaded to the grants portal within 30 days of the project end date. Questions? Contact Melinda Hutchinson, 651-259-3459.




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Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History's 1159 fans have several things to mull over this week:



Job Opportunities


Director of Education

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Missoula MT, seeks Director of Education. Deadline: June 11, 2013.


Building Program Specialist
Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office, Lincoln NE, seeks Building Program Specialist. Job #05400416. Deadline: June 15, 2013.


Project Reviews Manager
Ohio Historic Preservation Office, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus OH,  seeks Project Reviews Manager



Do History Here


Decoration Day
Boy in Blue Memorial Project, Mankato MN, will host an 1895 Decoration Day re-enactment Thursday May 30, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Due to rain, the event will be held at St. John's Parish Life Center. Contact Julie for more information.


Story Time

Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces story time with Katherine and Mary Esther Hubbard every Friday, 10:30 a.m. on the Hubbard House lawn, May 31-August 30, 2013. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.


Film Series

Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, will show the documentary "Garbo the Spy," Thursday June 6, 2013, 7 p.m. Free. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.






Logging Orientation Day
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, invites children ages 6-17 to their new program, "Logging Orientation Day," Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $5/members; $7/nonmembers, for supplies and snacks. Call 763-421-0600 for more information or to register. 


Hochunk History

Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts Tom Hagen, who will speak on the history of the Winnebago (Hochunk) people in the Upper Midwest, Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6 p.m. Contact Shelley, 507-345-4455, for more information.


Author Talk

Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, welcomes novelist Wendy Webb to the Granite City Book Club meeting, Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Webb will discuss her second book "The Fate of Mercy Alban." Call 320-253-8424 for more information.



Breakfast Club
Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, hosts author Marilyn Salzl Brinkman at the next Breakfast Club, Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9 a.m. at the museum. She will discuss her latest book, "Aprons, Flour Sacks & Other Folk Histories." Call 320-253-8424 for more information.


Civil War Fundraiser

Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain MN, hosts three Civil War generals and author Mark Twain for a "Dinner with the Generals" fundraiser, Thursday June 13, 2013, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25; advance sale only. Call 507-268-4449 for your reservation.


Historic Architecture Day Trip

Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) offers a day trip to Red Wing architectural sites, Saturday June 15, 2013. Meet at the Anderson Center, Red Wing MN, 9:30 a.m. Tour concludes 5 p.m. Cost: $45/members; $55/nonmembers. Register online or call 651-659-9932 by June 10.



Continuing Education


Genealogy Conference
Minnesota Genealogical Society and St. Cloud Area Genealogists host a one-day family history conference, Saturday June 22, 2013, Apollo High School, St. Cloud MN, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $35. Register online by June 16.





New Issue Available

Spring 2013 issue of Common-place is now available online. 



Field Note




Chocolate, Shakespeare, Champagne

Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, teams up with Great River Shakespeare Festival to host the 10th Annual "Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne" museum fundraiser, Saturday June 15, 2013, 7-9 p.m., at the Alexander Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Tickets: $25/public; $20/WCHS members. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.


Now is the time for local history fundraisers. What are you doing for your organization? Remember to include Local History News when you send out the press releases.


Photo courtesy Winona County Historical Society.





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